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From: Ainslie Pyne <>
Subject: [nz] 1917 ....
Date: Fri, 05 Feb 2010 22:49:21 +1030
I have in my possession a framed painting done by "C.F.Maylett 1917 France"
The subject is a young woman looking very pensive, brunette, with blue
eyes, alongside which is written a short poem which my late grandfather
penned for some young soldier, or sailor as the troop ship carried them
to/or from the Northern Hemisphere battlefronts.
The poem is
"Ma cherie, but I sit and "dreem"..
Zee days zay pass and so it seem
To ze sad heart of poor Jeanette
Zat you forget, you forget."
My mother told me that soldiers would be pining for a lost love and a
couple of young entrepreneurs - my grandfather and his artist friend
would oblige by joining forces to produce the artworks.
My question is - are there any relatives or descendants of C.F.Maylett
on the list as I'd like to make contact and send them a scan of the
Adelaide, South Australia.
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